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Poem 334: Either...Or...

Scientific Research Fellow in University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee


'I work all day at home. I am not your slave'.

'I work all day in office. I am not your ATM'.

Either sacrifice to adjust or quarrel to separate.

Self-reliance is independence.

Self-esteem is law.

Self-satisfaction is need.

Autocracy is not freedom

as it's another name of slavery.

A free guy is nobody's boss,

so nobody's servant.

Press and get pressed!

If all men are equal,

why do you take so much time to select your partner?

If all women are commodity,

why do you take so much time to select your match?

In a place of unworthy friends

we are in a constant process

in finding trustworthy friends!

Both are each others' masters!

Outside and inside may be managed

separately or together:

no compromise but commitment,

otherwise no bonding,

so broken backbones.

Once we were uncivilized,

so we stayed like dogs.

When we become civilized,

we invent laws to stay like humans.

Too much modernization is really taking us backwards!

© 2022 Sankhajit Bhattacharjee

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